Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM

5/19

Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819, and today's program celebrates that milestone birthday with music composed during her long reign.  The program includes works by William Sterndale Bennett, Edward Elgar, George Alexander Macfarren, Walter Macfarren, Alice Mary Smith, Johann Strauss I, Arthur Sullivan and Prince Albert.

5/26

This week's program includes examples of composers saluting their predecessors.  Those paying tribute are J. C. Bach, Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, Nicholas Gombert, Reynaldo Hahn, Vincent d'Indy, Yui Kakinuma, Georg Muffat, Thea Musgrave, Maurice Ravel, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Peter Warlock and Charles-Marie Widor.

5/26

This week's program includes examples of composers saluting their predecessors.  Those paying tribute are J. C. Bach, Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, Nicholas Gombert, Reynaldo Hahn, Vincent d'Indy, Yui Kakinuma, Georg Muffat, Thea Musgrave, Maurice Ravel, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Peter Warlock and Charles-Marie Widor.

6/2

This week's episode presents an international program of music from ballet by Benjamin Britten,  Aaron Copland, Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

6/9

Listen this week for music inspired by the poetry of George Gordon, Lord Byron, featuring big orchestral pieces by Hector Berlioz and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, along with shorter works by William Sterndale Bennett and Fanny Mendelssohn.

6/16

On Father's Day, enjoy music composed or premiered the year my father was born.  You'll hear works by Scott Joplin, Anatoly Lyadov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.

6/23

This week's episode presents a program of fantasies by Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Thomas Canning, John Jenkins, Henry Purcell, Pablo de Sarasate, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Michael Tippett.

6/30

In anticipation of the Fourth of July, this week's program presents music inspired by figures from American history.  The composers are George Antheil, Aaron Copland, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adolphus Hailstork, Libby Larsen, Andrew Lippa, George Frederick McKay, Michael Schelle and Ira Paul Schwarz.